TRUE Zero Waste Symposium – February 21st 2019

Posted by: Sarah Shea on November 16, 2018

Join PRC and our Zero Waste Pennsylvania team to learn how your business or institution can advance its solid waste and recycling goals with fiscally responsible strategies. This workshop will present TRUE, a rigorous new standard which moves beyond others by focusing on how we operate our businesses, factories and institutions.

PRC is proud to partner with Green Building Alliance (GBA) and Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens to bring you this informative educational workshop. Attendees will learn from Stephanie Barger about the TRUE process and her pioneering work in the world of Zero Waste. Additional presentations will include case studies from early adopters of TRUE and other national leaders focused on how thoughtful waste management systems are protecting the environment and the bottom line.

Symposium & Ticket Details
Location: Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
TRUE Zero Waste Symposium Agenda 2.21.2019

Tickets:Regular Price: $145.00


What is True Zero Waste?

TRUE stands for Total Resource Use & Efficiency. This holistic approach to waste management involves considering the entire life cycle of resources to minimize waste. Not only properly diverting waste, TRUE looks to reduce waste production if the first place. Facilities and businesses can obtain a TRUE Certification by meeting the Green Building Certification, Inc. requirements. This symposium is a great opportunity to learn more about the certification process and get your questions answered.


Who is Pursuing TRUE Certification?

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Mills River, NC

Business as big as Tesla, Inc. and small business all across the United States have obtained TRUE Certification. Check out how TRUE has made a difference for these companies!

  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is located in Mills River, North Carolina. Since becoming certified, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has reached a diversion rate of 98.9 percent. This has lead to a net savings of $392,295 in just one year.  Their strategy to reducing waste includes partnering with local composters to divert organic material away from landfills. They also utilize the rail system for product delivery to reduce CO2 emissions and work with their packaging suppliers to reduce waste.
  • The Lundberg Family Farm has been producing rice and rice products since 1937. Their current diversion rate is 99.6 percent. Their zero waste program includes the recycling of materials that are both necessary for their work, but difficult to recycle such as uniforms, nitrile gloves, hairnets, and earplugs. They have also looked for ways to go paperless with electronic paystubs and billing systems.


For more information visit the True Zero Waste Symposium web page or contact Stacy Albin, Environmental Program Coordinator at PRC at 412.488.7490 ext. 243 or at [email protected].


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